Cell Processing Technologist II
Baylor College of Medicine
ID: 7119843 (Ref.No. 14279-en_US)
Posted: January 6, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The successful candidate will work in our state-of-the-art, good manufacturing practices (GMP) facility in a team of cell processing technologists, growing therapeutic T-cells for the treatment of patients with viral infections and cancer. They will be training in manufacturing of virus-specific T-cell and tumor-specific T-cells according to GMP, using a range of standard operating procedures (SOPs) some of which involve gene modification, for example to manufacture CAR.T-cells. An understanding of cell biology and immunology as well as experience in cell culture is preferred. They will also be involved in patient infusions. We place a strong emphasis on training.
- Performs therapeutic cell processing and cryopreservation for the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy.
- Develops, maintains, and improves computerized databases and electronic worksheets recording activities
- Processes data and generates reports for patient files and QA/QC program.
- Supervises the activities of junior processing staff.
- Assists with the training of new staff
- Assures that activities are in compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Implements the transition of new cell processing technologies.
- Ensures that the laboratory is fully prepared and stocked to perform scheduled and emergency cell processing at all times.
- Maintains and prepares equipment for use.
- Assists in the preparation and writing of abstracts, reports, papers, and presentations on the activities of the cell processing group.
- Responsible for job related training.
- Writes deviation reports , incident reports and validation reports.
- Attends GMP training webinairs and job-related seminars and meetings
- Liaises with other groups involved in cell therapy studies, such as physicians, translational researchers, research co-ordinators, regulatory affairs staff, quality control and quality assurance staff.
- Maintains professional and courteous relationships with other staff members
- Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field.
- Two years of relevant experience.
- Master's degree preferred. One year of experience.
- Team work is crucial for this position, so good communication skills are required.
- The cells cultured are for clinical use , so attention to detail is required.
- Liquid nitrogen tanks are used for cell cryopreservation frequently, biosafety cabinets and incubators are thoroughly cleaned monthly, therefore the ability to lift 15-20 lb. of weight and physical activity is required.
- Will carry an on-call pager on a rotational basis. May have to respond to equipment alarms after hours or on weekends .
- Processes patient blood samples for product manufacture
- Occasionally work over the weekend or holidays is required and will be compensated according to BCM policy.
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.